Love Island Australia receives mixed reviews from viewers

Zoe Shenton
Photo credit: ITV

From Cosmopolitan

  • Love Island Australia kicked off on ITV2 on Monday night.
  • The series is a repeat of the season that first aired in 2018.

Love Island fans were left gutted when ITV2 announced the summer series had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But bosses soon came to the rescue by announcing they would be airing the Australian version of the show in its place.

However, judging by Twitter, it looks like it's not quite living up to expectations, although it would have taken a lot to live up to the OG Love Island, to be fair.

The show kicked off last night at 9pm and viewers soon flocked to Twitter to share their opinions on the series.

It looks like a lot of people didn't realise it was going to be a repeat of the 2018 season:

Others criticised the series for its serious lack of diversity:

Some people thought it just wasn't "the same":

Still, others were ready to get stuck in for the next six weeks:

Love Island Australia is exactly the same set up as the UK version, with 10 single Aussies heading into a luxury villa in Mallorca in a bid to find love and win the cash prize of $50,000 (£26,337). While Sophie Monk hosts the show, Irish radio star Eoghan Dermott is the show's narrator.

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